“The structured plan of induction alongside Year 7's specialist pastoral care helps with the transition from the Junior School.”
Mr Josh Birch, Head of Year 7
Adjusting to Senior School Life
All Junior School students are taught from Year 3 upwards by Senior School teachers in Science, Music, PE and Languages.
Starting the transition process
In November, parents are invited to a Transition to Senior School Evening to learn more about the next steps in their child’s WGS journey.
This follows a Year 6 Immersion Day, which is always an exciting time to explore new subjects, see different parts of the school and to get to know more of the senior school staff. The children may also take part in our Year 5 Senior School Discovery Day along with prospective pupils.
The Summer term of Year 6 focuses on growing excitement and preparation for the transition to Senior School. Parents and children are invited to an Information Evening as well as a ‘Meet the Tutor’ morning where they will meet their new Form Tutor and start to make friends in their new classes.
iPad inductions are run during August so that the children arrive for the start of term with all the equipment they need and are set up for digital learning in the Senior School. One day earlier than the rest of school, Year 7 are invited to a full induction day to familiarise themselves with senior school routines ahead of the start of term.
Throughout the school year, the Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School regularly attends Junior School events and works with Mr Peters, Head of WGJS, to ensure a seamless transition at age 11 years.